Penfield, NY: Entered into the loving arms of Jesus, his Savior on April 20th, 2021, at the age of 62. Paul was born January 20, 1959, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Predeceased by his father Edward, and mother Gloria. Survived by his loving wife, Mary of 10 years; his children Tim, Rachel Dewhirst, Rebecca, Ana, and Simeon McDaniels; his step children Brendan, Aaron, and Lisa Smith; and his granddaughter Summer Dewhirst. He is also survived by two brothers, two sisters, one cousin, and many nieces and nephews.
Paul served the Lord all his life. He attended Citadel Bible College in Arkansas, where he received a Bachelors degree in Biblical and Pastoral Studies. He was Valedictorian of Capital Bible Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree in 1986. He was a missionary in Portugal with Word of Life Bible Institute from 1987-1992; He was Pastor of Bristol Springs Free Church in 1994. Paul was later a very successful car salesman at various local dealerships around Rochester, NY, winning multiple awards of excellence throughout his career.
Paul was a devoted and loving father to his children, step-children, and granddaughter. He impacted the lives of many friends by displaying God’s love through his generous and caring spirit.
His greatest passion was teaching the Word of God. Paul also loved writing, biking, boating, gathering with friends and family, woodworking, playing guitar, reading, and studying history. He was in the process of writing a book on End Times Bible prophecies. He loved to share the blessings the Lord had bestowed on him with others.
His Visitation will be held Friday, April 30th, 5 P.M-8 P.M and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 1st, 10 A.M. both at Koinonia Fellowship, 500 Main Street, East Rochester NY.